Tower Hamlets

Welcome! The Tower Hamlets branch is run by volunteer parents living in the postcodes covering E1, E1W, E2, E3 and E14. We offer support, information and friendship to parents and parents-to-be in Tower Hamlets.

Nearly New Sales

We are pleased to announce that NCT Tower Hamlets Nearly New Sales are back on!

The event is a fantastic opportunity for parents with older children to have a clear out and great for new parents to grab a bargain on baby things!

The Nearly New Sale will take place at Oaklands School, Old Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6PR on Saturday 2nd June 2018 from 11am-2pm.

NCT Tower Hamlets haven't had a nearly new sale for a while now so please plan to arrive early to avoid disappointment as everything is likely to sell out fast!

** NCT members will be allowed entrance 15 minutes before general public **

We have a buggy park, baby changing and quiet area for nursing babies as well as serving free tea and coffee. We will be selling some homemade cakes on the day too for the parents!

Entry fee £1 per adult - kids go free!

If you would like to have a stall, tables are £15. Just follow the link below to purchase your stall.

We have a limited number of commercial stalls available at £25 each, please select the correct stall type when booking on the link below.


Baby First Aid Courses

NCT has teamed up with the British Red Cross to offer you the chance to learn vital first aid skills. NCT Baby first aid courses have been uniquely designed with you in mind. The content is specifically relevant to parents and carers of babies and pre-school children and covers topics that we know can be a worry for parents such as CPR, choking and burns and meningitis.  The courses are just 2.5 hours long; perfect for learning the simple procedures that you need in an emergency but short enough to fit into your busy schedule.


Our Baby first aid courses will remove any fears you have about delivering first aid in an emergency situation. The British Red Cross are the leading providers of first aid training in the UK and their expert trainers will give you plenty of practise in life saving techniques and lots of opportunity to ask questions.


Our next course will be on Saturday 28th July at Poplar Union in Poplar E14 with the morning course running from 10am-12.30pm and the afternoon course running from 1.30pm-4pm.


You can find booking details here...…


The course is suitable for any parents or expectant parents. Babies under six months old can attend with their parent(s). 


If you have any queries please contact 


Cheeky Monkey Tea Parties

We regularly hold Cheeky Monkey Tea Parties which are for families with children from 0-3 years old to get together in a social environment to have fun!.

Parents-to-be evenings


We run a monthly Parents-to-be evenings on the fourth Thursday of the month in various pubs around the borough. These are fun, informal and social evenings for pregnant ladies and their partners to meet others who live in Tower Hamlets. Compare notes on pram-buying, find out the latest information about where to give birth in the area and much more as well as meeting other local parents-to-be. You don't need to be a member to come along - everyone welcome. Follow our Facebook page 'Tower Hamlets NCT' to hear more about the events.   

Antenatal Classes

BumpNCT is the UK’s largest and most respected independent provider of antenatal support. That’s why we are number one with mums and dads to be.

Our range of antenatal courses and workshops will help you prepare for birth and your new life as a parent; exploring both the practical and emotional aspects most relevant to you.

Choose from the Signature, Essentials or Drop-in Antenatal Courses and receive all the information you need from fully licensed practitioners to prepare for one of life's most wonderful experiences.

NCT Antenatal courses are famous for the friendships that they form, so after the birth of your baby there are plenty of playmates for them and that so important social network of new parents in your local area.

Bookings are handled by our Parent Services Administrator on Courses timetable and locations can be found on the Tower Hamlets Event page.

Real Nappy Meetings

Come along to learn more about real (cloth) nappies from our branch representative Rachel. Regular 'Nappuccino' events are held locally every month where you can find out all about cloth nappies and pick up your Real Nappies for London vouchers. If you live in Tower Hamlets and have a baby under 18 months you can get £40 to spend on whatever real nappies you like. Come along if you are interested in finding out more or if you already use them and would like to share tips with other parents. 

Please read Rachel's blog here to find when the next meeting will be or contact her on

Social Activites for Mums, Dads and their children 

Including Coffee Mornings in E2, E3, E14 and E1W - check our Facebook page for more information.

Family Socials

Fun get-togethers for the whole family in a local Tower Hamlets venue. Come have fun with us and meet new families in your area!

Get involved  

Volunteer some of your time and skills to help our branch continue to offer the same great range of activities and services, and expand our reach to more parents. Get in touch with if you would like to get involved.

Connect With Your Community 

Join our Yahoo Group which is an invaluable forum for all your parenting questions, tips, tricks and recommendations.  Like our page on Facebook to stay in touch with all the latest updates on events and activities in the branch. 


Tower Hamlets contacts

Main branch contact:
0300 330 0700